A young woman and her lover are scuba diving on an old sunken warship off a Pacific island when the world above them on the surface turns into a monstrous fireball. The sunken wreck shudders and tips. This spectacularly conceived story may well assume a place somewhere between Nevil Shute's On the Beach and Margaret Atwood's Surfacing.
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|Grouped Work ID||c227e1bf-dbd4-b499-e5e8-65ac0c5e8cf3|
|Grouping Title||meridian 144|
|Grouping Author||files meg|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-09-29 02:07:29AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-11-21 03:41:46AM|
|author||Files, Meg, 1946-|
|available_at_garfield||GCP Glenwood Branch|
|detailed_location_garfield||GCP Glenwd Colorado Coll.|
|display_description||She is 50 feet underwater, scuba diving on an old sunken warship in the harbor of a Pacific island, which is about as far away as she can get from her unhappy divorce, a string of unfulfilling affairs and her persistent lack of conviction about her life. Kit Manning wonders if Tano Island will be for her a point of departure to somewhere better. Then everything turns a bright yellow, "the water like wrinkled amber foil." Her new beau, an air force captain from the island's base, swims down to her, frantic. "Fireball" he writes on a slate. The shock wave that follows is terrifying; it tips the sunken vessel over. When Kit surfaces alone, she returns to a devastated harbor and perhaps a decimated world. When she emerges from the sea, it is as if for the first time. Everything has changed. No one else can define her life anymore…or save it.|
|local_callnumber_garfield||COLO FIL MER|
|owning_library_garfield||Garfield County Library|
|owning_location_garfield||GCP Glenwood Branch|
|subject_facet||Action and adventure fiction|
Nuclear warfare -- Fiction
|title_full||Meridian 144 / Meg Files|
Meridian 144 [electronic resource] / Meg Files